2013 Chateau d'Yquem Y (Ygrec)
Proprietary Blend - 1.5L
  • WS 96
  • JL 93

Reg: $299.94

$269.94

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Reg: $299.94

$269.94

This product is
out of stock

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WS 96
Wine Spectator, April 2015
This stunning white offers a rich display of mango and papaya flavors, gilded with peach, lemon curd and tangerine notes, all allied to a gorgeously creamy mouthfeel. Shows an extra honeyed edge, with white ginger and... expand This stunning white offers a rich display of mango and papaya flavors, gilded with peach, lemon curd and tangerine notes, all allied to a gorgeously creamy mouthfeel. Shows an extra honeyed edge, with white ginger and heather details stretching out. Despite the overall opulence, a hint of citrus oil underscores the finish for cut and vibrancy. Drink now through 2025. –JM collapse
JL 93
TheWineCellarInsider.com, October 2014
Fresh squeezed pomello, vanilla, lemon rind, flowers and the perfect honey accent kicks things off. Vibrant citrus, stone and clean, fresh lemon carry this the rest of the way through.
Category Description
Color & Type White
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Bordeaux Superieur
Vintage 2013
Size 1.5L

Winery

Chateau d'Yquem

Sauternes is the best and most sought-after region for dessert wine in Bordeaux, perhaps in all of France. Chateau d’Yquem is the most celebrated of all Sauternes producers.

The history of d’Yquem can be traced back to 1593, when local nobleman Jacques Sauvage became the feudal overseer of the property. The area was already home to late-harvest wines even then, and the Sauvage family moved things forward, creating “modern” vineyards—and the famous chateau—on the unique hill that contributes to d’Yquem’s outstanding quality. In 1711, the Sauvage family became full owners of the property and managed to retain it through the French Revolution.

The quality and reputation of Chateau d’Yquem wine improved as the vineyard was methodically expanded and enhanced. By the late 18th century, it was celebrated internationally and counted Thomas Jefferson among its staunch supporters. But the house continued to innovate and better its practices. The constructed a large, purpose-built cellar for maturation and aging in 1826 and, not long after, began harvesting in multiple passes to optimize fruit quality. This work was rewarded when Chateau d’Yquem was designated the only 1er Cru Superieur dessert wine in the famous 1855 classification of Bordeaux wines.